urges travellers to prepare for bad weather

6th Jan 2010 urges travellers to prepare for bad weather

As the UK prepares for another onslaught of snow and severe weather and the AA reports four times the number of breakdowns as normal, the market-leading travel add-ons company is appealing to holidaymakers to avoid treacherous conditions and last minute travel hassles by pre-booking an airport hotel.

Heavy snowfalls bring disruption to the roads and delays to flights, adding to the uncertainty and stress of overseas travel.

The AA has reported its busiest festive period in ten years and a peak figure of 4,000 breakdowns an hour on UK roads between midnight and 8.00am on Monday January 4 – quadruple the usual hourly rate.

An airport hotel - - can cost as little as £35* a night, and provides peace of mind as well as a relaxing start to a trip abroad. With, travellers can also upgrade their hotel stay before arrival by adding extras such as breakfast, dinner or an executive room to their booking - all at a reduced cost compared to booking at the hotel. offers more than 165 airport hotels at 26 UK airports, ranging from recession-busting 2-star to 5-star luxury.


Anthony Clarke Cowell, head of commercial at, said: “By pre-booking an airport hotel you can afford to take your time in hazardous driving conditions and get your family safely to the airport in good time. You can tuck into a hot meal and a good breakfast before leaving the bad weather behind, and the low prices are a great benefit too.” is also offering a new text traffic update service to airport parking customers. For just £1.00, travellers pre-booking their airport car parking can avoid delays by getting regular traffic alerts with the Holiday Extras Traffic Assistant –


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